In class, we focused on the type of Font that we would use in the opening of our movie.
There are two types of Font:
- Serif Fonts - such as Times and Courier. Serif Fonts are generally more traditional and often slightly more formal then Sans Serif Fonts.
- Sans Serif Fonts - such as Ariel and Comic Sans. Sans Serif are generally more informal, more modern and more 'friendly'.
- In the poster of 'Pearl Harbor" we can see the bold text that is very regimental and stands out, possibly reflecting the social class of the people on the poster- such as the man on the poster is wearing a uniform which suggests to the viewers that this man is in a high paying job and is respected, and the font portrays this social class. As it is something that would be seen as an old fashioned text which tells the audience that it is set in a specific time. This font is Serif- and is seen as used for formal texts.
In the poster of ROCKY, we can straight away tell as the audience that it is attempting to make a bold statement through the title. Using an intimidating, bold font that fills out most of the top of the poster. This text would be seen as very informal, comparing it to the poster's text of 'Pearl Harbor' which can suggest to the audience that this person in the film comes from a working class or poor background.